House Elf Knitting Socks © Maddypuff

Supplies
1 skein of DK weight yarn in the house color of choice
1 skein of DK weight yarn in the contrasting color of choice
US/8 (5.00 mm) needles
Tapestry needle

Instructions
Cast on 19 sts in main color (MC).

Knit 2 rows of garter stitch in MC.

Knit 2 rows of garter stitch in contrasting color (CC).

Knit 2 rows of stockinette stitch in MC.

Knit 2 rows of stockinette stitch in CC.

Knit 4 rows of stockinette stitch in MC.

Knit 2 rows of stockinette stitch in CC.

Knit 2 rows of stockinette stitch in MC.

Knit 2 rows of stockinette stitch in CC.

Break CC yarn and continue the rest of the work in MC.

Foot shaping
Knit to the last 7 sts, turn work and p5. Working only on these 5 sts, work 8 rows in stockinette stitch.

Knit the 5 sts, pick up 5 sts evenly along the side of the instep, then knit remaining the 7 sts on the left needle.

Purl 17 sts, pick up 5 sts evenly on the other side of the instep, purl to the end of the row.

Finishing
Work in stockinette stitch for 6 rows.

Cast off, leaving a long tail for sewing.

Sew up the back of the leg and the sole of the foot.

Hanging loop
Cast on 12 sts in MC.

Cast off.

Sew the ends together and sew the loop to the top back seam of the stocking.

If desired, stuff the toe with a little fiber fill to hold the shape of the foot.

Hang on the Christmas tree with mini-candy canes in them - or just hang about the house for little bits and pieces!

Final Product

House Elf Christmas Stockings

Credit
Mandypuff's tutorial was taken with permission, and was adapted from her Nan's original pattern.





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